| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:39 PM
Nearly four hours before Friday night's game, struggling right fielder Nick Markakis, clad in shorts and a white T-shirt, stood in the batter's box and sprayed balls around the field at a mostly empty Camden Yards.
It certainly wasn't the first time...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:14 PM
This time, there was no flurry of missed opportunities to lament, no rash of runners left in scoring position or rally-killing double plays.
It took about everything the Orioles had to even get a hit off Atlanta Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, so...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:27 PM
During another difficult season in which losses have piled up at a dizzying rate, Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie has managed to keep his composure, or at least hold off his frustration until he was well outside the camera's view.
But that changed in an...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:10 AM
SARASOTA, Fla -- We'll have a late start today because the Orioles' first full squad workout doesn't begin until noon. That's because most of the position players have to take their physicals beforehand.
I wrote a story for today's Sun about left-...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Yes, two bar blogs in two days.
It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were).
I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me.
At the time, R....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:20 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Orioles purchased the contract of outfielder Nate McLouth on Saturday afternoon and have designated veteran outfielder Endy Chavez for assignment.
The 30-year-old McLouth was told he would be added to the Orioles 25-man...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:37 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles had an idea of what to expect from Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen in his first major league season. But the 27-year-old rookie set a high standard for himself.
After striking out a career-high 12 batters on...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is an All-Star and a Gold Glove winner. He’s regarded as one of the best gamecallers in the game.
But he’s not known for his speed.
However, in Saturday night’s 4-0 win over the Rays, Wieters stole second...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 5:46 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter expressed faith in slumping first baseman Mark Reynolds, saying he will continue to put Reynolds in the lineup despite his struggles.
Reynolds is hitting .191 (18-for-94) since the beginning of July and was hitless in...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Yet again, the Orioles return from a tough road stretch still lodged in the playoff hunt.
The Orioles’ six-game trip to New York and Tampa Bay concluded with two road series wins. The Orioles took the first two games in the Bronx, overcoming some...